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for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
. glad you're with us. >> juliet: topping the news, good to see you by the way. the middle east peace talks face a major crisis this weekend as palestinian president abbas says israel's push to restart settlement construction in the west bank tomorrow could lead to further, quote, violence and conflict. >> rick: the first to respond to ground zero, why is it taking washington so long to pass a bill to cover their health problems? you won't believe some of the reasons that we're hearing. >> juliet: midwest deluge, part of minnesota and wisconsin facing some of the worst flooding in decades. rivers continuing to crest, thousands remaining homeless. >> rick: we begin with a red hot rhetoric over the gop's pledge to america announced this week. president obama taking shots at the plan, saying america's future hangs in the balance. republicans not keeping their powder dry, firing back. dueling addresses with the midterms now less than 40 days away. molly henneberg is live in washington with more on this. the president obama, he does not think very much about this new gop plan. what did he
and eagerness to come to washington and change washington by new candidates is so useful. >> and remember, the republican revolution in 1994, so he knows how this works. >> yeah, he said lisa murkowski out there in alaska who is running the write-in campaign. he said she essentially is cheating by starting the write-in campaign and makes no secret he wants the ground zero mosque moved, it's not about religious liberty and he says that christine o'donnell will win in delaware. that's his prediction. >> bold predictions. >> that's a big one. >> in the meantime, here are your headlines at this hour. we're about to show you new video from baghdad this morning, iraqis walk up to a pair of deadly car bombs and the explosion torched two different neighborhoods there. 20 people killed. dozens wounded and almost simultaneous blast broke what's been a period of relative calm. >> afghans have to decide whether to accept the beginning of this election, despite modest turnout and evidence of fraud. kept many away from the polls. final results are not expected until late next month. you may remember th
6:01. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. homicide investigators today plan to search a pittsburg landfill for a fourth straight day hoping to turn up clues or locate the remains of a hercules man believed to be one of five victims at the hands of a single bay area man. thomas is live at the landfill with the latest. >> good morning. took investigators about a week to figure out that this might be the place where they'd find frederick sales body. they've been searching for it, the remains of frederick for the past three days and a couple hours they begin the search again. the keller canyon landfill is where investigators will continue to search for 35-year-old frederick sales who has been missing since august 26. his whereabouts led police investigators here to pits berg, the canyon landfill. investigators are combed through 3,000 tons of trash, garbage and debris looking for sales' remains. the search has not turned up any new clues. >> unfortunately all the effort they've put in the last couple days they have yielded no results. they're going to continue un
bill: on the radio with brian. martha: we are brian's friends. come and listen to us there. "happening now" starts right now. jon: a tpaobgs news alert, we are waiting for a major announcement by thad allen regarding the bp spill in the gulf of mexico. we know they are close to completing one of the relief wells in the gulf. we are monitoring a news conference that is about toeubg place. as soon as there are any remarks we will bring you the break news as we get it. jenna: we are expecting the white house to react any moment to the latest and last round of major primaries before the november midterms. i'm jenna lee. some of our guests include senator jim demint, the senator of alaska, and of course karl rove. jon: robert gibbs expected to take the podium soon. the stunning strength of the tea party the talk of washington. christine o'donnell beats out michael castle, the long-term congressman and former governor. today she is saying she will win in november with or without the help of the republican establishment. molly line is live in boston for us, big surprise in delawar
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us newsroom. martha: short weekend for us good to see you here, good morning, i'm martha mcoccasionum. one of the highest researchinging republicans in the house says if it is the only option, he will go along with the president. we're talking, of course, about house minority lead john boehner, he got a lot of attention over the weekend with this one, he says he will go for allowing the bush tax cuts to end just for the middle class if that's all he can get, even though he he and her republicans think it would be bad to raise the taxes on anybody. listen to this: >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. but i've been making the point now for months that we need to extend all the current rates for all americans, if we want to get our economy going again and we want to get jobs in america. >> so you are saying you would vote for the middle class tax cuts if that's all you can get done? >> if that's what we can get done, but i think that's bad policy. i don't think that's going to help our ec
will influence the tea party ties. joining us now with a preview from washington is our own kellie wright. good morning, kellie. >> good morning, gretchen. primary season, today is the day voters will continue to determine contending november 49 days away. let's continue with the drama unfolding in delaware where three weeks ago it looked like republican congressman and former governor mike castle would be the easy favorite to vie for the senate seat in november but now castle may find himself outdone by christine o'donnell backed by the tea party express which has a $220,000 out of state ad to help the unknown gain over popular castle. even palin recorded call and supported radio ads for o'donnell. >> there's a wave, a tidal wave coming to delaware. we're riding it, my opponent is drowning in it. >> the tea party influence is palpable in the state where joe biden served as senator for 36 years. the tea party labelled castle as a rhino. now a virtual tie. o'donnell is not without her own problems. she's undergone some personal financial issues. >> she has a lot of strikes against her, more than
that fog out there. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. california voters have a clearer picture today of their two main choices for governor. last night democratic jerry brown and republican meg whitman drew a sharp contrast in their first of three debates. >> even though their styles are different, the two actually have several things in common. candidate jerry brown and meg whitman went into their debate in a virtual tie and came out virtually the same way. the polls have yet to be released. on the issues they also agree. both would protect colleges and universities from higher fees. both would enforce the death penalty. the debate lasted just under an hour at u.c. davis. the first question was how they would fix california's dysfunctional budget. >> first of all you gotta live within your means. i mean, they started spending money, we had a boom and wall street was going and dot-com and all that, then it collapses. well, you gotta reset. reset 15%, 18%. i authorized by my legal opinion an 18% reduction in the governor's salary, the legislators' salary and my
.m.. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. the deal with that developing news we're talking about in the south bay where san jose police are on the scene of a fatal car accident. one person is dead and there are injuries. theresa garcia is live there in san jose with more. theresa? >> well, certainly this single car crash woke up enough people that a san jose dispatcher tells me they were receiving multiple calls of reports that they heard a loud crash, they heard an explosion, saw a fire and eventually when the san jose emergency responders got out here, take a look behind me, this is what they found. you've got an intersection completely shut off right now. it was just after 3 a.m. a white 2001 ford explorer driving south hit a pole, then possibly a tree and became completely ungulfed in fire. this happened at the intersection with o'grady drive. the emergency responders found an 18-year-old male passenger dead in the car. the 18-year-old male driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. the problem out here is we're getting mixed reports
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
. >> it is 5:00 on this thursday. thank you so much for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking frus from contra costa county. that's where police are investigating a shooting involving a concord police officer. abc 7's theresa garcia is live in concord with the very latest. theresa? >> we're one block from downtown off main road clayton. you have cars blocking the area of ashberry. investigators are in a situation that began about 2:30. police tried to stop a pedestrian walking on clayton near ash bury. that person ran on foot. police did chase in the patrol car and what happened they say is the suspect pulled a weapon on them. police fired back and did wound the suspect. not clear at this point what type of injuries. we know that suspect was transported to john muir hospital. why that person they believe was a wanted suspect, they're not revealing those details right now but in this neighborhood it is a residential street, ashbury. anybody going to work on clayton will see a lot of police activity out here. but as the morning carries on, we'll certainly bri
. that will springboard us to the warmest temperatures in this weather forecast cycle. rain chances for not only saturday but also sunday. >> an early morning accident in san francisco's marina district has been cleared. all streets open in the area. live shot of the san mateo bridge has traffic flowing well. in fact looking good on bay area freeways right now. >> it's become a busy thursday morning. 6 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest on breaking news we've been following all morning. concord police shoot and wound a pedestrian. theresa garcia joins us to explain what happened. >> we just found out that two officers were involved in the shooting. both fired their weapons at this one suspect who also drew a gun at them. take a look behind me. first off you've got the crime scene truck that just pulled up. those investigators have gone down the street. that's ashbury where you see patrol unit cars. what happened at 2:30 this morning is a man was walking down the street clayton road. they spotted this man who they believe fit the description of a man wanted for several
goodness it's fox. thanks for joining us. we got three complete hours of newscasting that starts now. >> yeah, during rehearsal, it went well. hopefully it will go just as well during the live show. >> all right. breaking news overnight because this is happening in virginia. a woman has been executed for the first time in almost 100 years. theresa lewis was convicted in 2003 of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson. she apparently wanted their insurance money. she died by lethal injection. lewis' final words were for her stepdaughter. >> miss lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her. and i'm very sorry. >> protesters were outside the prison arguing that lewis was treated unfairly, apparently he was very close to the i.q. line where you're not supposed to get executed. police trying to figure out who killed a nicaraguan diplomat in his apartment in the bronx here in new york. he was found on the floor. his throat had been slashed. this just hours before he was scheduled to attend the u.n. general assembly. witnesses say there was a figh
show. jordan sparks, thank you very much for joining us live today. >> thank you very much. >> congratulations. >> see you tomorrow. bill: all right, good morning, everybody. where has time gone, huh? the health care law, signed into law, six months ago today, joe biden said it was a big bleeping deal and provisions set to take place in 24 hours that will affect millions of americans. are you one of them? is your family part of this? big bleeping deal, huh? >> martha: it was a big bleeping deal! bill: i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. president obama will discuss the so-called patient bills of rights. this is the way it's framed today. he's going to talk to people who say they've benefitted from the health care overhaul. the president said democrats should be proud on this, when they go out campaigning in terms of the new law, but with just weeks to go before the midterm the only democrats that seem to be talking about it on the campaign trail are the ones who voted against it. bill: this may be why, new polling numb
it! 5:00. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire is focusing on the pressure levels inside the natural gas pipe that blew. overpressurized gas lines are a common cause of explosion. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry, pg&e has been ordered already to reduce pressure in the effected pipe. what happened to that? >> well, they haven't done it yet. i'm about to tell you why. i want to let you know we're directly across the street from the entire block that has been reducedto rubble by the explosion and pg&e has been criticized not reducing the pressure enough in its natural gas line. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to reduce pressure by 20%. it has only reduce it had by 10%. the company says it needs more clarification on that issue. mercury news has uncovered evidence of 15 incidents of what you were talking about, over-pressurezation in pg&e gas lines between 2008 and 2009. pg&e says it has completed safety inspections on about 750 miles
. >> here's a live look from sutro towers on a clear bay. fortunately we have high pressure. brings us poor air quality and high heat the next couple days. >> the road work just cleared off the upper deck of the bay bridge but plenty more out there. all the details coming up. >> it's 5:00 this wednesday, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking news out of the east bay. police have found the bodies of two murder victims in vallejo early today. those killings and at least two more maybe linked to a man who died in a shoot-out with the chp last night in richmond. that's where terry mcsweeney is right now, and that's where the shoot-out took place. terry? >> there was two bodies you mentioned found in vallejo this morning are two people who were missing, both tied to the murder suspect, the man gunned down out here at the pacific east mall here at richmond last night. in the car with him last night. after they shot him they went into his car and found another murder victim. take a look at some pictures from last night. this entire chase s
us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news the latest developments on the san bruno explosion and fire at 5 a.m.. the casualty count which fluctuated over the weekend stands at four confirmed dead and four missing. two missing residents were located yesterday. they were safe and sound. ntsb investigators are taking the pipe to washington d.c. where it will be reconnected to sections removed from the crater. the state public utility commission has ordered pg&e to step up investigations of the pipeline system statewide. this morning at 10:00 the owners of 48 red-tagged homes deemed unsafe will get further instructions. >> anyone who might have information or video that could help the investigation with the reported problems in the days before the explosion. for the latest jenelle live in san bruno. >> that's right, kristen. if you smelled anything prior to last thursday's explosion or if you have any amateur video of the explosion itself, they want it. meanwhile the california public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all its natural gas lines. according
and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. >> good morning. you're looking live at the bay bridge. this afternoon, hottest day in the forecast and widespread poor air is possible. i'll show you where. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at san quentin prison where in less than 48 hours california may have its first execution in four years but maybe not. appealing to the state and federal level, what attorneys are saying in a live report. >> and i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno. pressure on pg&e to install automatic shutoff valves to many of their gas transmission lines. find out what else it needs to do as new legislation passes. i'll have a live report. >> and a new injury accident is reported in the south bay. northbound 87 chp is on the way. live shot though interstate 80 in berkeley shows everything back to normal. that earlier police chase that high-speed police chase all gone from the lanes. >> it is 6:01 on this monday morning. back to work monday and it's going to be a hot one. thanks for joining us
after a startling health scare. why he says dumb luck may have saved his life. he's here to talk with us about it for the first time. >>> and a nightmare spectacle for tourists in las vegas. the trainer let his guard down and the lion lunged. all caught on tape. >>> good morning, everyone. and we're just days away now from the anniversary, the ninth anniversary of 9/11. and the imam in charge of that islamic center proposal is speaking out this morning writing in "the new york times" that americans should not, quote, back away from completing the project. as you know, that florida pastor is not backing down on his plan to burn the koran, and world leaders are really speaking out, everyone from hillary clinton to the pope condemning his plan. in just a few minutes, our exclusive interview with new york mayor mike bloomberg, and he gives us the personal reason he's defending the plan to the build the center. >> he's been outspoken on this issue. >>> we'll also get exclusive reaction from the top republican in the house. that's john boehner. he could be the man to replace speaker of the hou
friends. "ac 360" and anderson cooper is next. >>> larry, thank you very much. thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news if you live from the carolinas to cape cod, stay up with us, the first big hurricane in years to threaten the east coast is getting ready to batter it. hurricane earl, somewhat weaker than it was last night. strong enough to do some damage. close enough to be felt on the outer banks of north carolina. you can see by the surf, 12 feet and rising, according to local reports. the area already under evacuation orders. local station wact reporting that authorities are using a reverse 911 system, calling local homes, warning anyone who answers to leave. covering it all for us, chad myers tracking the storm, rob marciano in kill devil hills, north carolina, and also tonight on cape cod where the storm is expected tomorrow, susan candiotti. a lot of plans for this labor day weekend could be upset. chad myers, where is it? how bad is it? >> it is off the coast of north carolina. it would be almost due east of what we would call morehead city or just a little to the sou
the oil began to leak. the u.s. coast guard says it will resume its search later this morning for a woman that placed a may day call in the waters off the coast of tiburon. they conducted searches from the richmond san rafael bridge and to angel island but failed to locate the caller. officials also broadcast alerts to marine traffic in the area. >> it's now 5:05. investigators will resume their search for a fifth day this morning looking for a body that may have been dumbed at a pittsburgh landfill. they're focussed on a one-acre stretching hoping to find clues that led to the whereabouts of frederick salas. he may be the fifth victim in the string of murders all at the hands of valdemoro. police say so far the tedious search has yielded just one clue and it's not much. >> the only thing they have found is a piece of letterhead that had a hercules dress but it's not related to this case. >> investigators are searching in the right area where trash from hercules was dumped. possibly the same trash from the business park where valued marrow once worked and where the car he had was abandone
she loves an entrance. thanks so much f or joining us. go to the after show show foxandfriends.com. we are going to blow stuff up. >> have a good sunday. >> thanks for watching. >> thanks so much for joining . see you next weekend. >> start this morning with a fox news alert. we are following the reports all this morning that iran is back on track to release one of those three american hikers that they have held for more than a year. the iranian lawyer for sarah shourd saying she will be released because of health problems but apparently only for a price. good morning, everyone. i'm eric shawn and welcome to "america's news headquarters." >> hi, everyone. great to have you here. jamie colby. her release is contingent it's being reported on posting a halfil million dollars bail. julie kirtz is live in washinhigon follog.wing the sto since early this morning. julie, where's that money supposed to come e from? have we confirmed that report? >> well, i spoke with representatives of sar shourd's family. they would not get into the money aspect ofthis. they said that the swiss em
by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news, results coming in and a majorup set already from the last primaries of 2010, a tea party victory that could jeopardize republican chances of winning control of the senate in fall. seven states and the district of columbia holding primaries today. what used to be the final policemen faprelim fair preliminaries, new hampshire, delaware, john king's got an early look at the results. john? >> beginning in delaware, a big tea party upset there, and we're watching, there could be more in the works tonight. christine o'donnell, written off as a fringe tea party candidate, she is your winner tonight for the republican nomination in the state of delaware, and she won convincingly, dae feating a man who won 12 times in delaware, mike castle. only 47% for the establishment candidate, mike cattlstle. christine o'donnell, 53% of the vote, now the republican nominee. tonight, anderson, national republicans tepid about this. democrats say she's out of the mainstream. she will be the tea party and republican candid
tuesday. >> we welcome frances back on this back to work tuesday. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. back to school, the school year's just getting started and one bay area school district is talking closure. the fate of three richmond schools will be decided oddly enough by the city council. terry mcsweeney is live at kennedy high school which is on the chopping block. terry? >> yes. three schools, 900 students, dozens of faculty members will all be impacted by tonight's decision. the city council is being asked to provide $1.5 million to keep kennedy high, grant and the elementary school open. the school district like so many others have been hit hard by state budget cuts, turning to the city for money now, also declining enrollment. the city of richmond does have money, money coming in from the next ten years from a utility tax settlement. >> i feel a small part of that money be allocated towards keeping schools open. >> i can count on one hand probably the number of high schools in the east bay that have closed in the last 50 or 60 years. it's not comm
for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, oakland police on the hunt for a gunman who shot a six-year-old child while she slept in her family's home overnight. theresa garcia's live from the oakland police department with more. theresa? >> this is definitely what you call violence and definitely anger anyone with a conscience at least. the oakland police have since left the home where the shooting happened early this morning. and now the investigators have to find out who so boldly shot up this house while the entire family was asleep inside. now you've got a six-year-old girl recovering after being struck by a bullet inside her home. ten people live here but the only one hit was the six-year-old asleep in her room with her parents. two or three gunmen on the street opened fire shooting about two dozen rounds into the house on seminary avenue and 16th street. >> we observed several rounds up to about 25 were fired into the rear of the home. we learned from the family everyone was inside asleep. >> i heard the gunshots, and then i started -- i heard my mom crying an
francisco. low 50s napa and novato. 48 santa rosa and half moon bay. the rest of us low to mid-60s. you step outside you may notice it's cooler than yesterday by 2 degrees in san francisco, 9 oakland, 15 fremont, 16 los gatos and 10 in antioch and 7 in san jose. so this afternoon look at these temperatures. more green on the map from hoof at 62, san francisco 66. upper 70s to low 80s through the rest of the bay shore up to the north bay valleys with mid-80s in the south bay. a little toasty in the east bay valleys. monterey bay, 64 with low to mid-70s everybody else and mid to upper 80s inland. accu-weather seven-day forecast, keep the cooling trend going. won't be as dramatic as today. will be on sunday. monday cooler than average and breezy and warmer weather like today's returns tuesday and wednesday. frances is following two major accidents. >> mike, sky 7 hd live over one of the crashes in vallejo. this is westbound 37 approaching highway 29. around 3:45 this morning, a big rig dropped a load of wire cables. another big rig crashed into it, possibly up to four cars involved or saying fo
filed claims for pg&e gift cards worth $2,000. police say he obtained one using his real name and another using an alias. he also got 11 hotel stays and a rental car. >> this morning the oakland police union is going public about its disagreement with the city about rehiring some of the 80 officers laid off in july. the oakland tribune reports more than 14 officers have retired or quit the police force since july. the department now has 682 officers. that's the fewest in 16 years. the police union says the city's budget has money for 696 officers but officials have refused to let the department hire anyone. the city administrator says it doesn't make sense to bring back the officers for a few months when it's likely they'll be laid off again on january 1st if a new parcel tax isn't approved in the november election. >> school board officials in alameda are allowing the community a chance to give opinions about a chance to close and consolidate nine schools over the next two years. the alameda unified school district is considering a consolidation proposal to create megaschools
for it. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. a fourth spare the air day and officials asking us to conserve today, all because of a forecast that will sizzle near the triple digit mark. >> i think we'll see record highs and feel record high temperatures once again today but what i want to start off with is talking about how poor the air quality could be in the east bay and also towards the south bay, particularly the east bay valleys and the santa clara valley. that's where we'll have unhealth amounts of ozone for those most susceptible, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. santa rosa, fairfield, concord and around the bay, low 90s oakland to upper 90s around palo alto. we'll also have extreme heat around the monterey bay, especially as you head inland towards morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. but still 98 watsonville. should be the last one. >> all right, mike. we'll check in for more information in a few minutes. this morning oakland police are searching for a gunman that opened fire on a home wounding a six-year-old girl. theresa garcia is live at the scene in oa
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